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Executive Functioning and Unstuck and On Target Part 1 (Tri-State Webinar)

Audience: Educators, Other District/School Staff, Parents, Community Partners | Topic: Autism, Special Education | Hosted by: Office of Special Education

On-Demand format. Executive Functioning and Unstuck and On Target Part 1 (Tri-State Webinar)
On-Demand format

Originally aired: October 17, 2018
Presenter: Dr. Laura Anthony, Ph.D.


Learner Objectives

Participants will:

  • Increase your understanding of how to identify and teach executive functioning skills and accommodate executive functioning weaknesses
  • Describe the evidence we have that teaching these skills works well for elementary-aged students
  • Learn how to teach specific flexibility and planning skills using scripts or vocabulary and other tools 


Study Questions

  1.  Executive Functions include:
    1. Emotional Regulation, Organization, Working Memory
    2. Sensory Integration, Applied Behavior Analysis, Flexible thinking
    3. Task Initiation, Math ability, Verbal Behavior
  2. Can’t, not won’t” refers to…
    1. There are some things a child can’t do, because she won’t follow the rules
    2. We can’t reach our goals if we won’t pay attention to the instructions
    3. Sometimes it may look like a child won’t do something because she’s being stubborn, but maybe she can’t do it the way we expect her to
  3. Fill in the blank: The best way to “keep it positive” is to have at least ____ praise statements to each correction or command statement.
    1. 4
    2. 2
    3. 1
  4. Accommodations that can help with in-flexibility include: (pick all that apply)
    1. Schedules
    2. Routines
    3. Flexible adult

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Contact Information

CDE Autism Team


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